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Statement of Dr. Christina Jenkins, President and CEO, OneCity Health Services

Jun 04, 2015

New York, NY

“OneCity Health may receive a maximum of $1.2 billion under the NYS DOH Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program, should our 200+ partners consistently meet performance standards and do our share to help transform healthcare delivery in New York City. As a single organization with citywide reach, we will ensure our earned performance dollars are targeted in response to identified community needs. We know there are significant gaps in services across the care continuum in every borough, and all the OneCity Health partners stand committed to working together to fill those gaps and improve health outcomes.
“Together, OneCity Health partners serve over a million Medicaid and uninsured patients in New York City and the need for increased funding beyond this $1.2 billion allocation remains real. We continue to work with the State Department of Health to secure the additional Medicaid Waiver funds needed to improve the health of our current patients, and to engage New Yorkers who are not yet connected to care so they can access the health services they need and deserve.”

Contact: Ian Michaels, (212) 788-3339

About OneCity Health

OneCity Health is the NYC Health + Hospitals led Performance Provider System, formed under the $6.4 Billion New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program. OneCity Health is composed of several hundred partners, including Medicaid service providers, community-based organizations, and other social service groups across the city. In order to meet the state’s Medicaid reform program goals, OneCity Health is expected to implement a comprehensive set of care delivery strategies, particularly targeting the needs of communities and populations suffering from health disparities or are adversely affected by the social determinants of health. OneCity Health Services is a subsidiary of the NYC Health + Hospitals system that provides the administrative and operations support to OneCity Health. To learn more, visit www.onecityhealth.org.

About NYC Health + Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system and is the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country. HHC provides a wide range of high quality and affordable healthcare services to 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. HHC offers medical, mental health and substance abuse services, as well as specialized care for a wide range of health conditions through its numerous Centers of Excellence. Comprehensive, personalized care is available to all New Yorkers at HHC’s 11 acute care hospitals, five skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community based clinics. HHC Health and Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. HHC’s own MetroPlusHealth Health Plan is one of the New York area’s largest providers of government-sponsored health insurance and is the plan of choice for 445,000 New Yorkers. HHC was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission’s John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. Several HHC facilities have been recognized nationally for clinical excellence and commitment to quality achievements. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org/hhc or find us on facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or twitter.com/NYCHealthSystem.